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Nutrition, health and food security

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Nutrition, health and food security

ILRI research contributes to the CGIAR impact area on Nutrition, health and food security. 

If recent trends continue, the number of under-nourished people will surpass 840 million by 2030. Human health is threatened by poor food safety and diseases transmitted within food systems. Diet-related non-communicable diseases are also increasing across the globe. Food security, health and nutrition are paramount not only for overall human wellbeing, but also for securing livelihoods and economic development.

Browse research initiatives that contribute to this impact area. 


Nutrition, health and food security research initiatives


National Policies and Strategies for Food, Land and Water Systems Transformation

People irrigating crops

Plant Health and Rapid Response to Protect Food Security and Livelihoods


Protecting Human Health Through a One Health Approach

Woman selling fish

Resilient Cities Through Sustainable Urban and Peri-Urban Agrifood Systems

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Sustainable Intensification of Mixed Farming Systems

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Transforming Agrifood Systems in South Asia

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